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Editor’s Note: At the Annual Symposium in June, the Advisory Board noted that it would be useful for junior officers to have a bibliography from which to learn about the non-technical lure and lore ofsubmarining. For an initial edition of such a reading list, Dick Boyle has extracted from the extensive bibliographies which he is using in his ongoing work on a submarine history. The following includes only books, not periodical articles, and only those done in English by U.S. publishers. That leaves plenty of room for expansion to those other categories, as well as additions to Dick’s initial list.

We hope to make this a continuing project for THE SUBMA-RINE REVIEW, therefore we ask that aU readers who have favorite books or articles about submarines and/or the people who build them, man them or write about them, to send in your entries and we’ll add them to our bibliography.

Part II of this bibliography will list those books which have been reviewed in THE SUBMARINE REVIEW.



Alden, John D. The Fleet Submarine ip the U.S. Navv. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1979. LC 78.61054/ISBN ().87021-1870

Bagnasco, Erminlo. Submarines of World War U. Annapolis: Naval lnsti· tute Press, 1977. LC 77-81973/ISBN ().87021·962-6

Carpenter, Dorr and Norman Polmar. Submarines of the lmoerial Japanese

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1986. LC 85-31959/ISBN 0-87021-682-1

Hezlet, Sir Arthur. The Submarine and Seapower. New York: Stein and Day, 1967. LC 67-15760.

Polmar, Norman and Jurrien Noot. Submarines of the Russian and Soviet Navies. 1718-1990. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. LC 90-6687/ISBN ().87021-570-1

ROSSler, Eberhard. ]be U-Boat. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1981. LC 81-81198/ISBN 0-87021-966-9


Cable, Frank T. The Birtb and Development of the American Submarine. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1924. LC 24-12751

Morris, Richard Knowles. John P. Holland. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1966. LC 66-20239


Botting, Douglas (Editor). The U-Boats. Alexandria: lime-Life Books, 1979. LC 79-17043/ISBN (0-8094-2675-7

Everitt, Don. The K-Boats. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1963. LC 63-18427

Grant, Robert M. U-Boat Intelligence 1914-1918. Hamden: Archon Books, 1969. ISBN 208-00898-5

Lockwood, Charles A. Down to the Sea in Subs. New York: W.W. Norton, 1967. LC 66-12798

Messimer, Dwight R. The Merchant U-Boat. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1988. LC 88-22786/ISBN 0-87021-771-2

Shankland, Peter and Anthony Hunter. Dardanelles Patrol.      New York:

Scribners, 1964. LC 64-20053

Smith, Gaddis. Britain’s Clandestine Submarines 1914-1915.   New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964. LC 64-20937

Tarrant, V.E. The U-Boat Offensive. 1914-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989. LC 89-60238/ISBN 0-87021764-X

Thomas, Lowell. Raiders of the Deep. Garden City: Garden City Publishing Company, 1928.

Weir, Gary. Building American Submarines 1914-1940. Washington: GPO, 1991. LC 90-23605/ISBN 0-945274-04-1


Doenitz, Grand Admiral Karl. Memoirs: Ten Years and Twentv Years. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990.   ISBN 0-87021-780-1

Hyde, Harlow A Scraps of Paper: The Disarmament Treaties Between the World Wars. liocoln: Media Publishing, 1988. LC 88-60848/ISBN 0-939644-46-0

Padfield, Peter. DOnltz: The Last FDbrer. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. LC 83-48372/ISBN 0-06-15264-8


Aupban, Paul and Jacques Mordal. The French Naw in World War D. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1959. LC 59-8595

Beach, Edward L Submarine! New York: Henry Holt, 1952  LC 52-6623

Blair, Clay, Jr. Silent Vjctory. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1975. LC 74– 2005/ISBN 0-397.00753-1

Cocchia, Aldo. 1be Hunters and the Hunted. Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1958. LC 58-8018

Cremer, Peter. U-Boat Commander. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. LC 84-61243/ISBN 0-87021-969-3

Enright, Joseph F., with James W. Ryan. Shlnanol. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1987. LC 86-27927/ISBN 0-312-00186-X

Franlc, Wolfgang. The Sea Wolves. New York: Rinehart, 1955. LC 55-6425

Galantin, U. Take Her Deep. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1987. LC 87-12431/ISBN 0-912697-64-4

fluckey, Eugene B. Thunder Below!. Cbampaigne-Urbana: University of Dlinois Press, 1992. ISBN 0-252-01925-3

Gallagher, Thomas. The X-Craft Raid. New York: Harcourt Brace Javano-vicb, 1971. LC 74–153686/ISBN 0-15-199726-8

Gallery, Daniel, V. ‘1\ventv Million Tons Under the Sea. Chicago: Henry Regoery, 1956. LC 56-11853

Gannon, Michael. Ooeratlon Drumbeat. New York: Harper & Row, 1990. LC 89-460901/ISBN 0-06-016155-8

Gugliotta, Bobette. Pig Boat 39. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1984. LC 84-15295/ISBN 0-8131-1524-8

Hashimoto, Mocbitsura. Sunk.                   New York: Henry Holt, 1954.             LC 54-10522nA

Hickman, Homer H. Torpedo Junction. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989. LC 89-3005/ISBN 0-87021-758-5

Holmes, WJ. Double Edged Secrets. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1979. LC 78-70779/ISBN 0-87021·162-S

Holmes, WJ. Undersea Victory. Garden City: Doubleday, 1966. LC 65-17232

Irving, David. The Destruction of Conyoy PO. 17. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. LC 68-25749

Kahn, David. Seizing the Enigma. Boston: Houghton MiiDin, 1991. LC 90-25128/ISBN 0-395-42739-8

Kemp, Paul J. Midget Submarines.  New York: Sterling Publishing, 1990.

Kemp, Paul J. The T-Oass Submarine. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990. LC 90-61162/ISBN 1-55750-826-7

King, William. The Stick and the Stars. New York: W.W. Norton, 1958. LC 58-7178

KOhl, Fritz & Eberhard R~Jer. The Type XXl U-Boat. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. LC 90-64374/ISBN 1-55750-829-1

Kurzman, Dan. Fatal Vovage. New York: Antbeneum, 1990. LC 89-77074/ISBN 0-689-12007-9

Lockwood, Charles A and Hans Christian Adamson, Hellcats of the Sea. New York: Greenberg, 1955. LC 55-10961

Lockwood, Charles A Zoomies, Subs and Zeros. New York: Greenberg, 1956. LC 56-7976

Mars, Alastair. British Submarines at War 1939-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1971. LC 73-82476/ISBN 0-87021-811-5

Mendenhall, Corwin. Submarine Diary. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1991. LC 90-40440/ISBN 0-945575-34-3

Milner, Marc. North Atlantic Run. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1985. LC SS-60967/ISBN 0-87021-450-0

O’Kane, Richard H. Ocar the Bridge! Chicago: Rand McNally, t9n. LC 77-7158/ISBN 0-528-81058-8

O’Kane, Richard H. Wahoo. Novato: Presidio Press, 1987.  LC 87-6925/IS~

BN 0-89141~301-4

Peary, Edward Stafford. The Far and the Deep. New Yorlc G.P. Putnam’s Soos, 1967. LC 67-23135

Robertson, Terrence. Night Raider of the Atlantic. New York: Dutton, 1956. LC 56-5013

Roscoe, Theodore. United States Submarine Ooemtlons in World War ll.

Annapolis: U.S. Naval Institute, 1949.

Ruge, Friedrich. The Soviets as Naval Opponents. 1941-1945. Annapolis:

Naval Institute Press, 1979.        LC 78-69952/lSBN 0-87021-676-7

Schaeffer, Heinz. U-Boat 977.         New Yorlc Balantine Books, 1952.

Scbratz, Paul R. Submarine Commander. Lexington: University of Ken-tucky Pres5, 1988. LC 88-19035/ISBN 0-08131-1661-9

Sbowel~ J.P. Mallmano. U-Boats Under tbe Swastika, Sec:ond Edition. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1987. LC 87-60787-/ISBN 0-87021-970-7

Stem, Raben C. Type VII U-Boats. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1991. ISBN 1-85409-011-9

van der Vat, Dan. The Atlantic Campaign. New York: Harper & Row, 1988. LC 88-45067/ISBN ~15967-7

van der Vat, Dan. The Pacific Campaign. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991. LC 91-28346/ISBN 0-671-73899·2

Vause, Jordan. U-Boat ~. The Story of Wolfgang LOth. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1990. LC-6280/ISBN 0-87021.(;66.X

Warren, C.E.T. and James Benson. The Midget Raiders. New York: Sloan, 1954. LC 53-9342

Warren, c.E.T. and James Benson. Will Not We Fear. New York: Sloan, 1961. LC 62-14622

Waters, John M., Jr. Bloody Winter, Revised Edition. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. LC 84-18968/ISBN 0-87021-091-2

Werner, Herbert A Iron Coffins. New York: Holt, Rineban and WUlSton, 1969. LC 71-80336/ISBN 03..()87322-0


Anderson, Commander William R, with Clay Blair, Jr. Nautilus 90 North. OC\ICiand: The World Publisbiug Company, 1959. LC 59-6656

Beach, Captain Edward L   Around the World Submerged.  New York:

Holt, Rinehart and Wmston, 1962.  LC 62-18406

Blair, Clay, Jr. The Alomlc Submarine and Admiral Riclcover. New York:

Henry Holt and Company, 1954.           LC 53-9584

Calvert, Commander James F. Surface at the Pole. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1960. LC 60-10597

Duncan, Francis. Riclc.over and the Nuclear Nm. Annapolis: Naval Insti-tute Press, 1990. LC 89-39097/ISBN ().87021-236-2

qJstreng, Willy. The Soviet Union in Arctic Waters. Honolulu: The Law of the Sea Institute, 1987. LC 87-2697/ISBN 0-911189-15-7

Palmar, Norman. Death of the Thresher. Philadelphia: Chilton Books, 1964. LC 64-15134

Palmar, Norman and 1bomas B. Allen. Riclc.over. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982 LC 81-14327/ISBN 0-671-24615-1

RockweU, Theodore. The Rickover Effect, How One Man Made A Differ ~· Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1992. ISBN 1-55750-702-3

Sakitt, Mark. Submarine Warfare in the Arctic: Option or Illusion? Stan-ford: International Strategic Institute at Stanford, 1988. ISBN 0-935371-19-2

Steele, Commander George P. Scadragon. New York: E.P.Duttoo, 1962. LC 62-7802

Tsipis. Kosta, Anne Y. Cabo and Bernard T. Feld, Editors. The Future of the Sea-Based Deterrent. cambridge: The MIT Press, 1973. LC 73-16067/ISBN 0-262-56012-7 (pbt.)

Tyler, Patrick. Rugnina Critical. Cambridge: Harper &. Row, 1986.         LC 86-

145365/ISBN 0-06-015377-6

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